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Kelly A. Grieco was a resident senior fellow with the New American Engagement Initiative in the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, which focused on challenging the prevailing assumptions governing US foreign policy and sought to develop effective solutions that preserved US security and prosperity.

Her work focused on US foreign and defense policy, addressing questions about US grand strategy and military force structure, strategic competition, military alliances, air and space operations, and the future of war. She had expertise in US military alliances and the security architectures of the Indo-Pacific and Europe.

Previously, she was an assistant professor at the Air Command and Staff College, Air University, where she also served as a course director for war theory and the director of instruction in international security. She has held fellowships from the MIT Center for International Studies, the Smith Richardson Foundation, and the Tobin Project. Her work has appeared in a range of outlets, including European Voice, International Politics, Parameters, Responsible Statecraft, and Strategic Studies Quarterly. She holds a PhD in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.